Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) is the study of human behaviour in historical, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts.
By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question, think critically, make decisions based on evidence, devise proposals for actions, and communicate effectively. The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.
HASS seeks to develop in students:
- A sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures, events and environments throughout the world.
- A lifelong sense of responsible engagement with civic life, with the capacity and willingness to be informed, ethical and active participants in society on a local, national and global scale.
- Knowledge and appreciation of the past and the forces that shaped society.
- Skills and behaviours which can be transferred into life, work and business opportunities.
- An understanding of and a commitment to, the concepts of sustainability to bring about equity and social justice.